Padvance Report: Adobe’s Latest Apps, Kickstarter Innovations, and Friends with Benefits

In this week’s Padvance Report, we have a trio of new apps from Adobe, the latest peripherals coming to the iPad, and a great take on Facebook. Missed out on this week’s stories? Catch up today on Padvance!

Adobe Integrates the iPad into Photoshop CS5

Photoshop users have been waiting for Adobe to do a little more with their iPad than Express, and this week they finally got their wish with Adobe Nav, Color Lava, and Eazel. While the last two are innovative ways to mix colors and translate your finger-paintings to the iPad, Adobe Nav is the essential app for anyone who wants to customize their toolbar or show off their projects. See videos of all three here.

Kickstarter: Bringing iPad Innovations to Life

See that bendy little thingamajig in the video right there? That’s Hanfree — the latest iPad accessory that made the jump from the drawing board to the factory thanks to Kickstarter. Kickstarter allows anyone with a competent idea and a battle plan to be “backed” by donors who are interested in supporting/pre-ordering the product. From apps and stands, to keyboard add-ons, Kickstarter is a cool place to find the solutions to your iPad quandaries. See our round up of three new ideas coming to an iPad near you, here!

Finally Browse Facebook With Friends With Benefits

While iPad users have always been able to log into to read their friend’s latest updates, the truth is that Facebook has been inexplicably slow to release their own “official” app. Well Facebookers, worry no more! Friends With Benefits takes everything you love about Facebook, strips away the ads, and even lets you pick a custom theme to view pages with. If you’re in the market for something that isn’t a URL, our review will let you know exactly what we think of this app.

That brings us to the end of another report. Keep reading Padvance for all the latest app reviews and iOS news, and follow us on Twitter (@padvance) for game and app code giveaways!

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